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Hugh Baird    

HUGH BAIRD, farmer, post office Sandy Lake, was born December 27 1815, in Venango County, Penn. His father, Thomas Baird, and Judge Thomas McKee were among the early settlers in Clinton Township, that county. Judge McKee owned the land where Clintonville now stands. John Baird, the grandfather of our subject, was a native of Franklin County, Penn., and was the father of seven children: Thomas, John, Hugh and four daughters. Thomas Baird married Martha, a sister of Judge McKee, and died in Venango County. He and his wife were buried on the old homestead, and recently their bodies were removed to the Clintonville cemetery. They had eight children: Susan, married John Van Dyke; John; Mary; Elizabeth, married Dr. John Coulter; William, Thomas, Hugh and Matilda, married Gibson Vincent. Our subject was educated in the common schools and was brought up on a farm. He was employed by William Cross, who was the owner of three furnaces and a store. He collected, bought grain and clerked in the store for him. He was married November 22, 1847, to Margaret Jones, a native of Philadelphia, and who came to Jackson Township, this county, many years ago. Mr. Baird had by her three children: Martha, who married Hugh McCullough, and died leaving four children, Ella, Margaret, Edward and Marshall; Mary, married E. P. Thorn, and Matilda, who is still at home. He is ex-past-master of the A. F. M., is an elder in the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Pleasant, of which his wife is also a member. He is a Democrat, the possessor of a good farm, which he rents, and lives in a little cottage just outside of the limits of Sandy Lake Borough.

History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania : its past and present : including its aboriginal history, its early settlement and development, a description of its historic and interesting localities, sketches of its boroughs, townships and villages, neighborhood and family histories, portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc. : also, a condensed history of Pennsylvania. Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1888, page 1042.  Read this book on line - Free Trial  Search Hundreds of 1880s-1890s Pennsylvania County History Books for biographies and historical information on your ancestors.  View the book page images on line and print them out for your genealogy file!  Free Access to the old history books - plus birth & death records, census images and ALL other records at


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